Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Free outdoor concerts at Levitt Pavilion. Enjoy 50 free outdoor concerts a year with a broad-based concert calendar of professional musical artists. You’ll find everything from Grammy Award winners to world music, jazz and home-grown Texas country. The Levitt’s Children’s Concerts include fun, interactive shows with award-winning artists who teach young audiences gentle lessons about good manners, creativity, self-esteem and the world around them in a fun way. Free admission. For more information, www.levittpavilionarlington.org. Levitt Pavilion, 505 E. Border St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Jerusalem, Journey to the South Pacific, Tornado Alley, Humpback Whales, Robots and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through June 28 Jubilee Theatre presents, Sunset Baby. Kenyatta Shakur, former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner, is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter Nina. If Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all… fatherhood. For tickets, performance times and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org, 817-338-4411. 506 Main St.
Through June 28 Focus exhibit: Mario Garcia Torres at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Mexico City based artist Mario García Torres creates cinematic narratives that explore obscure histories and personalities associated with conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. He presents his projects in a variety of media, including video, installation, photography, and sculpture, and he often uses antiquated technology, such as 16-mm film and slide projections, to parallel the era he is revisiting. $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through June 28 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. June’s showings: Iris-June 12-14, Sunshine Superman-June 19-21, About Elly-June 26-28. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes vary, see website for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Aug. 2 Audubon’s Beasts: At Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785-1851). Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 2 American Still Life exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition showcases 60 works from the museum’s collection of still lifes and is organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812). See the works of William Harnett, John Frederic Peto, Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove and more. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 21 “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” exhibit in Downtown Grapevine. This larger than life pop-up book exhibition dazzles the eyes and stimulates the mind using creativity, play and exploration. Visitors literally step into the pages of the story at each exhibit section, which is designed as an open book. Science, art and history are explored through the wonder of this timeless story with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Free admission. For more information, 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 636 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Aug. 23 Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831-1833). Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 23 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth features Framing Desire: Photography and Video. This exhibition showcases over 40 recent acquisitions alongside iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection. The artists use their medium in ways that transcend what the imagery literally depicts to intensify the idea of desire. Interweaving the documentary, subjective, and symbolic, these artists address sexuality, gender, longing, catharsis, and transgression, among other subjects. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Aug. 23 Fantasy In Sand exhibit. First time in the U.S.! Fantasy In Sand features intricate, hand-carved sand sculptures from 3 million pounds of sand. The main attractions include the “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and “America the Beautiful,” which highlights some of our nation’s most notable landmarks. This is the largest indoor sandbox in Texas (2,000 sq.ft.) within a 20,000 sq.ft. air-conditioned tent! To purchase tickets: www.arlington.org/fantasyinsand. Globe Life Park in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011. For more information, see advertisement on pages 10 & 11 or go to www.FantasyInSand.com.
Through Sept. 7 Design Zone at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. This highly interactive, hands-on exhibition lets visitors learn the processes and tools needed to create a successful design. The exhibit is organized into three thematic zones, all highlighting the importance of science and mathematical thinking in areas critical to building creativity and innovation: art, music, and engineering. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Sept. 7 SummerBlast Friday Night Fireworks Over Lake Grapevine. This weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as parks around Lake Grapevine. Showtime 9:30 p.m. For more information, www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Summer.
Through Nov. 14 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Missed Fortune. Greedy Granbury Green, the town’s big shot banker, has been bumped off and Marshal Jim Courtright may need a crystal ball to figure out who done it! All predictions indicate laughter in the immediate future as you interactively help the Marshal read the signs and solve the crime. Tickets $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 10, 2016 Remington & Russell, Retold exhibit. Features 38 paintings from two of the foremost visual storytellers of the 19th-century American West: Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Together these men shaped America’s vision of the Western frontier, bringing to life unforgettable characters and recalling significant events. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
4-July 12 Stage West Theatre presents, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live on the farmhouse estate where they grew up, resigned to their lot and the daily routine of coffee and prophecies from their maid. When their glamorous movie-star sister shows up with her new boy-toy and a bit of bad news, a weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. West Vickery Blvd.
5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
10-July 29 Storytime at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This annual favorite connects beloved children’s books with a variety of artworks on view in the Amon Carter’s galleries. Weekly themes are: June 10-Awesome Amphibians; June 17-Marvelous Mammals; June 24-Sensational Sea Creatures; July 1-Radical Reptiles; July 8-Incredible Insects; July 15-Fabulous Fish; July 22-Brilliant Birds; and July 29-Wonderful Water Beasts. Each weekly program includes art-making and a snack. Reservations are not necessary, but parents are encouraged to call 817-989-5030 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
11,14,18,21,25,28 “Rockin the River” Concert Series at Panther Island Pavilion. Beat the heat at the only waterfront stage in Texas. This free weekly summer concert series, set on The Trinity River, is near downtown Fort Worth. Enjoy the show floating in the river, or bring a chair or blanket to enjoy a great view from the shore. Gates open 4:30 p.m.; tube rentals $6. Or Sunday Funday is the family-friendly version of Rockin’ the River, every Sunday from 1-6 p.m. For more information, www.rockintheriverfw.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
18-July 18 Mass Appeal at Circle Theatre. Father Tim Farley’s well-ordered world as priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation is disrupted by the arrival of Mark Dolson. This intense and idealistic young seminarian, whom Father Farley reluctantly agrees to take under his wing, reminds us that tolerance is vital to a healthy Christian perspective. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 817-877-3040 or www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
23-28 Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-The Great Divide & Cooder Graw. Tickets $16 & $30. Performance 9:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
27 Billy Bob’s Texas-Corey Smith. Tickets $15 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28-Sept. 20 Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland at the Kimbell Art Museum. The 55 paintings in the exhibition span a period of more than 400 years (1490–1932) and include some of the greatest holdings of the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh: the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Free admission. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
July 3&4 Billy Bob’s Texas 4th of July Picnic. For the first time, Billy Bob’s will have a two-day indoor/outdoor festival on July 3rd & 4th. Tickets: 2 Day Pass $70, Fri. only $45, $70 & $200, Sat. only $45, $70 & $200. Gates open at noon, live music begins at 1 p.m. both days. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.